Lava and Smoke: Hawaii's Volcanic Eruption

Steps Taken to Mitigate Risks to Puna Geothermal Venture

"A mass evacuation of the lower Puna District would be beyond current county and state capabilities, and would quickly overwhelm our collective resources", said Ige.

Scientists worry Kilauea volcano could soon send boulders and ash shooting out of its summit crater.

Officials stress residents of the Kilauea summit area should learn about the hazards of ashfall, stay informed about the status of the volcano and area closures, and review family and business emergency plans.

They include Medicine Lake Volcano in Modoc County, Mt. Shasta to the west, Lassen Volcanic National Park, which erupted about 100 years ago, the Long Valley Volcanic Region near Mammoth Lakes, the Coso Volcanic Fields in Eastern California, and the Salton Buttes near the Mexican border.

Things at Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano are kicking up. If it proves successful, it can help guide responders and Civil Defense personnel to make the necessary preparations and effectively evacuate areas at risk.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige mentioned crews at a geothermal vitality plant close to the lava outbreak accelerated the elimination of saved flammable gasoline as a precaution. It was removed early Thursday. Volcano and other nearby communities may be showered by pea-sized fragments or dusted with nontoxic ash but they aren't expected to get hit by large boulders, she said. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirmed Wednesday that a new fissure appeared in Lanipuna Gardens, which is adjacent to Leilani Estates. And with new fissures opening closer to the edge of the plant, residents are getting even more anxious.

"So how the roads for example are burning when the lava comes into contact with it, how buildings are catching fire, how fast the lava is travelling", Dr Lindsay says. The Puna Geothermal Enterprise plant had about 50,000 gallons (189,270 liters) of pentane.

Some residents have refused to follow evacuation orders because of fears their homes will be looted.

If anyone is asked to picture what a volcanic eruption looks like, most would likely paint a picture where a rock formation with steep sides that taper to a cone spew smoke and debris while lava flows down its slopes.

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No new fissures have emerged, leaving the total number at 15, authorities said. Some two dozen homes have burned.

If there is a explosion, a summit blast could also release steam and sulfur dioxide gas.

There's potential for Hawaii's Kilauea volcano to propel enormous boulders into the sky, spew noxious gases like sulfur dioxide, and cause acid rain to fall over Hawaii's Big Island if its eruption intensifies.

Two subdivisions were evacuated last week after lava oozed out of the fissures.

The small town of Volcano, Hawaii, population 2,500, is about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the summit.

The Volcano Observatory says they can not predict with certainty if or when these steam driven explosions will occur or how large they might be.

Scientists said Wednesday the risks of an explosive summit eruption will rise in coming weeks as magma drains down the flank of the volcano.

He says it would be "very hazardous" if a volcanic vent were to open under the facility where the fuel is stored.

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